Rourke’s agent says he may hold a boxing match in Russia in 2017.
We are currently in work on organizing a bout for Mickey in the Urals,. This may happen in February or March next year. Mickey is now practicing every day, he is looking forward for the bout and keeps asking when he would be fighting in Russia.
Rourke guests on Late Night with Seth Meyers to promote Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. He also talks about dealing with annoying paparazzi, his dislike of the outcome of Iron Man 2, and his admiration for Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez.
I’m a Robert Rodriguez/Frank Miller fan. Once I did a movie for Marvel and they cut the whole f*ckin’ thing out. When you work with Robert, he knows what he wants. I do a lot of research – work on the character a lot – so when you bring it to the table it’s disappointing when they cut stuff out. Frank’s on the set and he puts his two cents in. It’s great because you got two guys who are very enthusiastic who know exactly what they want. If I make an adjustment and they say ‘Well why don’t you try this?’ It’s usually a better idea than what I came up with.
Jimmy talks to Rourke about his movie, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and Robert Rodriguez’s penchant for playing the guitar while he’s directing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
If it wasn’t for Robert I wouldn’t do it.
Rourke is challenged by Robbie King and accepted the ALS Ice Bucket challenge for his friend Teddy. He nominates Derek Jeter and Hannah Davis.
Rourke guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote the film Sin City: A Dame to Kill. He also talks about why he didn’t like his 1982 film Diner, and his upcoming rugby movie.
I came out here about two and a half years ago to train for this rugby movie I’ve been writing for about four and a half years… There’s a whole bunch of different athletes that have come out in the last three or four years, so I didn’t want to do a boxing movie, and I can’t play basketball.
Rourke speaks to WWE.com about Chris Jericho and Wrestlemania.
I’ve got nothing against… what’s his name? … Jericho. But when we were promoting The Wrestler, somehow he ended up on Larry King via satellite and he was talking a lot of stuff that was very disrespectful, so that’s why I wanted to do the WrestleMania thing.
Wrestlemania 25 is held the Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. The event is the 25th anniversary of the pay-per-view. The show features Matt Hardy vs Jeff Hardy, Chris Jericho vs WWE Legends Team, Rey Mysterio vs JBL, The Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels, John Cena vs Edge vs Big Show and Triple H vs Randy Orton. Mickey Rourke appears and punches Chris Jericho.
Rourke is nominated for Best Actor at the 81st Academy Awards for portraying Randy “The Ram” Robinson in The Wrestler.